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Stuff about being a digital nomad that no one tells you

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Last Updated on by Noni May

Something that is particular to being alive in this generation is that we now have the option to become a digital nomad. That means because of digital technology we can travel the world, while still working.

So we don’t have to sacrifice our career or put our earning potential on hold to see the many marvels this earth has to offer. If you check the internet, you will see loads of people living the digital nomad life. But what is it really like in practice? Read on to find out.

It’s actually a lot of work

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It can get lonely

The first thing that you need to know about being a digital nomad is that it can get lonely. That is because you have no need to travel with anyone or even go into a typical sort of workplace every day. So that means unless you make an effort to get out there and meet people, you can spend significant amounts of time on your own.

Luckily there are things that you can do about that. First, of all keeping in contact with your friend and family using digital technology and social media is a good idea. Happily, if you are feeling a little alone, a quick chat with them is often enough to perk you up. Thank goodness we don’t have to waits months for a letter from the other side of the world anymore!

Then there are meet up sites for travelers and digital nomads. Just remember to be safe while using them.

Stuff about being a digital nomad that no one tells you

You need to put significant time into your businesses

Another thing they don’t tell you when you decide to become a digital nomad is that it all rests on your the success of your ventures. No businesses, no cash flow. No cash flow no accommodation or flights!

That is why you will have to out a significant amount of time into your online business ventures, even before you leave.

Then you will also need to ensure that you are giving them the daily attention that they need to thrive. Don’t forget that basic thing like PR & marketing, online safety and accounting can make or break your businesses while you are away. So make sure you have all of your bases covered.

Stuff about being a digital nomad that no one tells you

It can be the most exciting thing you have ever done

The next thing that they don’t tell you about being a digital nomad is that it will probably be one of the most exciting things that you have ever done.

In part, that is because it’s you that gets to be in control and sets your own agenda. You are no longer fettered by issues like workplaces or even where you live. You are totally free to move on from a location when you get bored.

The flip side to this is that if you are someone that craves structure, you will need to get good at imposing your own schedule on things quickly. Both on the business and the travel front. Otherwise, you could find yourself not enjoying the experience very much.

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